Positions Available

Permanent Faculty Positions Currently Open:
Assistant Professor in Environmental Data Science and Informatics

Temporary Teaching Positions Currently Open:
Currently, no temporary, part-time lecturer positions are open.

Staff Positions Currently Open:
Student Affairs Manager (SAO 3)

Assistant Professor in Environmental Data Science and Informatics

The Earth Research Institute (ERI; www.eri.ucsb.edu) at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Environmental Data Science and Informatics at the rank of Assistant Professor. We seek a highly creative and interactive scholar whose research and teaching interests are focused on innovative approaches for theoretical, empirical, and computational analyses in Earth and Environmental Sciences and whose research addresses dynamics at any scale - from individual organisms to the entire globe. In particular, we are interested in candidates who are developing novel insight related to environmental topics in areas including - but not limited to - computational ecology, ecological modeling, social-ecological systems, and the human ecology of infectious diseases. The ability to contribute to existing campus-wide environmental and ecological research initiatives, including the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS, www.nceas.ucsb.edu), is highly desired.

The successful candidate will conduct research relevant to one of the core themes of ERI - Natural Hazards, Human Impacts, Earth System Science, and Earth Evolution - and will hold a faculty appointment in an academic department that participates in ERI. The candidate will be expected to develop an internationally-recognized and extramurally-funded research program, mentor graduate and undergraduate students in the candidate’s area of expertise, and teach both graduate and undergraduate courses. A Ph.D. in an appropriate field is required at the time of appointment.

Applicants should submit: 1) an application letter, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) a statement of research accomplishments and future plans which addresses both the candidate’s vision for the future of environmental data science and how their efforts will contribute to the field, 4) a statement of teaching experience and interests, 5) an optional statement describing commitment to diversity, 6) up to three selected publications, and 7) names and contact information of at least three persons willing to provide letters of reference (the committee will solicit letters for a short list of candidates).

Submit applications electronically at https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF01060, and address questions to EnvironmentalDataSearch@eri.ucsb.edu. Applications completed by November 15th, 2017 will receive priority consideration, but the position will remain open until filled. The effective start date of the position is July 1, 2018.

The department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Student Affairs Manager (SAO 3)

The Student Affairs Manager (SAO 3) independently manages student affairs in the Bren School of Environmental Science & Management, including admissions, recruitment, student advisement, student financial support, and student academic progress. The Bren School offers two degree programs: Master of Environmental Science and Management (MESM) and PhD of Environmental Science and Management. The MESM program is a professional program designed for students who will pursue applied careers in environmental science and management. Professional students demand a broad range of services and activities, distinct from a standard academic degree program, which the Manager creates, implements, and evaluates. The Manager identifies, develops and implements recruitment strategies to increase quality and diversity of applicants. The Manager provides and promotes excellent communication among students, faculty and staff to cultivate a climate of interpersonal support, professionalism and high morale. The Manager develops and maintains positive working relationships with faculty and staff in the Bren School, other UCSB departments, the Graduate Division, and other institutions and organizations. The Manager develops and implements procedures and processes so the Student Affairs unit operates efficiently and effectively and provides excellent customer service. The Manager supervises the Student Affairs Coordinator (SAO 2) and student assistants. The Manager serves under the general supervision of the Assistant Dean.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Strong interpersonal and communication skills; experience advising students; well organized and provides timely, relevant and accurate information; attention to detail; skilled in computer applications, including word processing, data management and analysis, and visual presentation software; ability to analyze student data, compile reports and present information; ability to manage production of digital and print materials; experience planning and hosting events and activities (for prospective, admitted and enrolled students); experience using social media platforms (e.g., Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, etc.) to communicate with prospective and enrolled students and promote the Bren School; Bachelor's degree required. Preferred qualifications: 3-5 years experience working with or advising graduate students, particularly environmental science or similar, 3-5 years experience with outreach and marketing, and project management; ability to build cohesive and engaged communities around shared interests through networking; experience with graphic design software (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, etc.); experience with web design and analytics; knowledge of the Bren School and UCSB policies and procedures; familiarity with GradNet, STAR, UCSB Admissions computing platforms; experience with project or program assessment and adaptive management.

TO APPLY: For primary consideration apply by September 21, 2017; thereafter open until filled. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.edu Job #20170444.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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